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Manchester Visitor Information Centre

Portland Street | 1 Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester M1 1RG, England
+44 871 222 8223
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Mancs

Staff seemed friendly and the visitor centre modern but very little information and not much to do... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
Vanessa S
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Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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Decidedly taciturn reaction to visitors, not impressed.

In need of a city map we found our way to this information centre and on entry we were totally... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
Anyportman
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Kingsley, United Kingdom
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Visting Manchester, UK? Stop in at this award winning tourist information centre for sightseeing guides, hotel information and maps of the region. Talk to the knowledgeable and friendly staff for ideas on what to do and see. The Centre sells discounted tickets for Chester Zoo, Tatton Park and Trafford Centre Legoland.
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Apr 2, 2018
“Mancs”
Sep 23, 2017
“Decidedly taciturn reaction to visitors, not impressed.”
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Portland Street | 1 Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester M1 1RG, England
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Staff seemed friendly and the visitor centre modern but very little information and not much to do and see in the city.

Thank Vanessa S
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

In need of a city map we found our way to this information centre and on entry we were totally ignored by the two staff members who were far more interested in chatting together and using the computer. Hardly welcoming, so we sought out the...More

Thank Anyportman
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Cannot find a topic for review of Picadilly area so maybe Visitor Centre management see this and report to Council of Manchester. Hadn't visited Manchester for twenty years and it's worse now than then. Drove in from M56. Managed despite Confusing road signs. £9 for...More

Thank Dave K
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Found the staff very helpful and knowledgeable when we asked various questions. Access to computer was given for us to browse the events we were interested in.

Thank Frances R
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Here is the situation. You have just arrived in Manchester by train and it is pouring with rain. You need to get to a meeting but being unfamiliar with Manchester you don't quite know which direction to take and Manchester city council don't believe in...More

7  Thank henrycM5605XX
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Friendly warm welcoming helpful staff. Well trained. Knowledgeable . Found out tourist spots places to eat & shop.

Thank drtjtalloo
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Newly moved from its original setting but vastly smaller and less information available. Helpful staff but not as good as the previous office and much less literature and even less items to purchase. Nowhere to sit and browse leaflets as previously available but in a...More

Thank slightlydisapp0inted
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Some reviews I've read here quite alarmed me, but I've got to say it's not nearly as bad as described. It still is hard to find, and the road/pedestrian signals are too few, misleading and badly placed. Despite this (and thanks to GoogleMaps) I managed...More

Thank prof_rikk
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Seemed to be no leaflets,not a lot of anything. Nice welcome though. Accessible. Located on the edge of Piccadilly Gardens.

Thank Ted B
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is a great source of information for residents and visitors alike. The staff are very friendly and informative and there and there is a wealth of material to buy or take away free. You can also get free maps of the city and look...More

1  Thank Babsstockport
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At the visitors centre
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Brenda L
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Hi There are 3 free buses which start outside the railway station Piccadilly. One is orange, one is green and one is mauve and they all take different routes. What I suggest is that you take one of these and take the whole... More
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